Monthly Archives: June 2022

The official opening of a new respite care and short breaks centre for people with learning disabilities showcased the difference it is making to local people’s lives. Calderdale Council transformed the former Westgarth children’s home in Elland to provide a new, modern location for the Council’s respite care and short breaks service, which has moved… read more … about Transformed centre boosts respite care and short breaks>>

Westgarth official opening

Calderdale Council’s work to protect children at risk of harm has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Council has been selected as a finalist in the Frontline Risk category of the ALARM Risk Awards 2022. The awards recognise achievement in risk management and acknowledge the work of risk and insurance practitioners across the… read more … about National recognition for Council’s risk management>>

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Calderdale Council has reduced its use of peat-based compost by 60% in its gardening activities in recent years. This is part of the Council’s commitment to tackling climate change and responding to national calls to reduce peat in gardening, in an effort to protect precious peatland habitats and meet net zero carbon targets. The importance… read more … about A blooming good idea to cut carbon>>

Net zero graphic

Local tourism businesses and people looking for a new career in the industry are invited to a major event to harness Calderdale’s growing tourism economy. Visit Calderdale is hosting the Calderdale Tourism Conference on Tuesday 5 July at The Shay Stadium in Halifax, from 9.30am to 1pm. The free event is open to retail, food… read more … about Conference to showcase value of tourism in Calderdale>>

Homeowners and landlords in Calderdale could be eligible for new FREE energy upgrades to their homes. Residents in the area have already had free attic room insulation installed in their homes and now, thanks to further funding, locals could also benefit from one or more of the following, completely free of charge: Floor insulation Loft… read more … about Residents urged to act now to cut energy bills>>

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Some parts of the Centre at Threeways building in Ovenden, Halifax, have been closed with immediate effect to protect people’s safety after serious structural issues were found. During a routine survey and inspection of the premises today (Friday 24 June), Calderdale Council’s Building Control team found the first-floor walls above the entrance to be unsupported… read more … about Parts of Centre at Threeways closed due to safety concerns>>

Calderdale logo

A programme of surface dressing work is taking place on roads throughout Calderdale, as part of a West Yorkshire wide programme. Roads across the borough, which have been identified as being in need of surface improvements, will shortly be subject to maintenance, with bitumen and stone chippings applied to the road surface. This important work… read more … about Surface improvements planned across borough>>

Cllr Tim Swift

The Brighouse Deal will put high-tech manufacturing at the heart of the town’s future by creating an Industry 4.0 Hub where small and medium sized businesses can explore how digital technology can improve their productivity and increase innovation. Calderdale College is leading the delivery of the project alongside the University of Huddersfield, Textile Centre of… read more … about Putting high-tech manufacturing at the heart of the future of Brighouse>>

Engineering at Calderdale College

A special week of events is taking place in Calderdale, to raise awareness about the support available to protect vulnerable children and adults across the borough and highlight how people can recognise and report any concerns. The eighth annual Calderdale Safeguarding Week will take place between Monday 20 and Friday 24 June, with a varied… read more … about Week of events highlights that safeguarding is everyone’s business>>